What to Expect + FAQ

What to know about

Romance and Reality

Imagine combining Mindfulness Coaching with Physical Therapy…

When we meet, it will be in the calm setting of my comfortable home office. Your appointment will center around you as we discuss what brings you in and determine a plan to help you meet your goals. Each appointment will include elements of counseling and education to help you feel relaxed and confident on your journey. If it’s appropriate and I have your consent, sessions may include hands-on teaching of physical techniques that will help you progress. At all times, your boundaries will be respected.

“It is hard to not start off nervous. I almost canceled my first session over my nerves because I’ve never openly talked about my masturbation or sex life openly. Bailey’s welcoming demeanor calmed my nerves the moment we met. I never felt judged when being honest with her, as she was always focused on how to help. I highly recommend her.” – Scott R.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the first office session like? The first session, you can expect a 90-minute in-depth intake evaluation, where we will review my role, services, & professional boundaries together. We will discuss your intentions for seeking me out, eventually setting some clear goals to use as guideposts for our progress together.  All disclosures are confidential, with you and your comfort level determining the depth at which we go into your sexual history. Some education and somatic experiencing will likely be woven in as well, but the focus of the evaluation is to understand where you are, where you want to be, and how I can best support you getting there. 
  • What does “Soma” or “Somatic” mean? Soma is Greek for “the soul of the body,” and represents the idea that the body and mind are separate, but communicate with each other. Examples of common somatic responses include stress headaches, situational loss of appetite, and panic attacks. Using somatic awareness and intention promotes better communication among the body, emotions, and mind. This provides vital insights and neurological regulation.
  • Does body-work have to be included if I want to expand my somatic awareness? Absolutely not. All “NOs” are welcome here! Not being interested in in any touch exercises or body-working is absolutely welcomed and appreciated. This is not a barrier to our progress, as anything I offer during an in-office session is adaptable to an online or home environment.  
  • How long until some progress is noticed? Sessions are driven by your present somatic needs and your self-defined sexual wellness goals. My aim is to see significant progress towards a goal within 6-8 sessions. We will then pause to retrospect and reevaluate the path forward together. Every human body or soul will heal on its own timeline and through various means. As such, I can realistically make no guarantees. But if you are willing to implement the somatic practices that work for you in your daily life, then it should quickly become apparent how much potential for improvement is available to you.

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